Bory Prison, PlzeÅˆ
Photograph © Copyright VÄ›zeÅˆskÃ¡ SluÅ¾ba ÄŒeskÃ© Republiky
Bory Prison. It’s not a pleasing sentance, is it? Bory Prison. But it’s a fantastic building! The first time I saw it I didn’t realise it was a prison – I had no idea what it was, but I was impressed by it’s design.
I first saw this building at ground level and from a moving car. I was driving, so I didn’t get a good look. I just remember the impression it left.
It’s a very difficult building to find information about – try searching the internet for “bory prison”. I guarantee you won’t find much.
My searches came up with a story about two murderers who escaped by hiding in a pallet; the horrors of the second world war and, if my memory serves me justly, the fact that VÃ¡clav Havel spent some time there.
Bory Prison from the Air
Photograph © Copyright LeteckÃ¡ Å kola, PlzeÅˆ
The main entrance to Bory Prison
Photograph © Copyright 2006 Eva HaunerovÃ¡
A View of Bory Prison 1928
Provided by George Krejci
301 00 PlzeÅˆ